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CFF’s FESTIV-ALE: A Celebration of Beer

Posted by Bob Skilnik on August 13, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFestivAle Goose Island Wrigleyville
August 5, 2008                                                                                    

Elizabeth Burke
(312) 236-4491

CFF’s FESTIV-ALE: A Celebration of Beer

Leading the fight against cystic fibrosis, the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, along with the Young Professional Leadership Committee, will host FESTIV-ALE: A Celebration of Beer. Join us Thursday, September 25th from 6pm-7pm for the VIP reception and 7pm to 10pm for All Access at Goose Island BrewPub Wrigleyville, 3535 N. Clark – a great unofficial start to Chicago’s Oktoberfest.

The event will bring together beer enthusiasts to sample hand crafted, high end beers from over 12 of the Midwest’s finest vendors. These include Flatlander’s, Flossmoor Station, Goose Island, Gordon Biersch, Govnor’s Public House, Piece Brewery & Pizzeria, Peak Organic Brewery, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Summit Brewery, Trumer Brauerei, Two Brothers & Walter Payton’s Roundhouse.

Tickets are $50 for regular entry and $75 for the VIP reception. Included in the ticket price are all you can eat heavy appetizers and unlimited beer tastings. This event also features silent and live auctions, Towers of Beer raffles and a live band – “The Balance”. Come out and “Cure What Ales Ya!” For more information and to purchase tickets online please go to or call 312-236-4491 ext. 114.

This 21 and over event is hosted by the Young Professional Leadership Committee and presented by Goose Island BrewPub Wrigleyville. FESTIV-ALE still has partnerships available if your company is interested please call 312-236-4491 ext. 114.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
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St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival – May 8-10

Posted by Bob Skilnik on May 5, 2008

heritagefest2008logo.pngThe date for this year’s St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival will be May 8-10, and because it’s taking place so close to Chicago, I’m going to make it down here for some beers and the chance to video interview all the people who are putting this event together.

C’mon down and say “Hi!” I’ll be the guy with either a camera or beer in my hands…maybe both!


Tickets are on sale at

The seven participating brewers in this exciting event will include Alandale Brewery, Anheuser-Busch, Augusta Brewery, Morgan Street Brewery, O’Fallon Brewery, Schlafly Beer and Square One Brewery. 

In addition to sampling more than 60 styles of beer, area restaurateurs will also be on hand serving culinary fare paired with those different styles.  The festival will offer four sampling sessions and a VIP event: 



  • VIP event on Thursday, May 8 at 7:20 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 10 from noon – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 10 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.



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